Senior Regulatory Affairs Specialist

Full-time Based in Salt Lake City, Utah To apply, please submit your resume and cover letter to: bmohammadzadeh@blackrockmicro.com  Blackrock aims to provide Best of Class approved neurosciences tools to the research community to push the boundaries of human applications. We are a high-tech company that continuously innovates to empower researchers to better understand the brain.…

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Transatlantic forces join to empower neuroscience and neurotechnology

Blackrock Neurotech and CorTec are now collaboration partners CorTec GmbH (CorTec) and Blackrock Neurotech, LLC announced today that they have entered into a transatlantic strategic partnership, combining Blackrock Neurotech’s industry-leading experience in delivering brain computer interface (BCI) systems with CorTec’s portfolio of cutting-edge neurodevices to accelerate access to researchers, open new markets, and expand applications…

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Automated Testing Software Developer

Full-time Salary – DOE Based in Salt Lake City, Utah To apply, please fill out this form and select the relevant available position. Submit separate forms to apply for all roles that interest you. Blackrock aims to provide Best of Class approved neurosciences tools to the research community to push the boundaries of human applications. We are…

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Clean Room Manager

Full-time Based in Salt Lake City, Utah To apply, send your CV and cover letter to jobs@blackrockmicro.com. Blackrock aims to provide Best of Class approved neurosciences tools to the research community to push the boundaries of human applications. Blackrock already delivers some of the most critical components of leading BCI set-ups. We spend everyday building technology…

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Manufacturing Support Engineer

Full-time Based in Salt Lake City, Utah To apply, send your CV and cover letter to jobs@blackrockmicro.com. Blackrock aims to provide Best of Class approved neurosciences tools to the research community to push the boundaries of human applications. Blackrock already delivers some of the most critical components of leading BCI set-ups. We spend everyday building technology…

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Maintenance Engineer

Full-time Based in Salt Lake City, Utah To apply, send your CV and cover letter to jobs@blackrockmicro.com. Blackrock aims to provide Best of Class approved neurosciences tools to the research community to push the boundaries of human applications. Blackrock already delivers some of the most critical components of leading BCI set-ups. We spend everyday building technology…

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Senior ASIC Engineer

Full-time Based in Salt Lake City, Utah To apply, please fill out this form and select the relevant available position. Submit separate forms to apply for all roles that interest you. Blackrock aims to provide Best of Class approved neurosciences tools to the research community to push the boundaries of human applications. We are a high-tech company…

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Software Engineer

Full-time Based in Salt Lake City, Utah To apply, please fill out this form and select the relevant available position. Submit separate forms to apply for all roles that interest you. Blackrock aims to provide Best of Class approved neurosciences tools to the research community to push the boundaries of human applications. We are a high-tech company…

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Process Engineer

Full-time Based in Salt Lake City, Utah To apply, send your CV and cover letter to jobs@blackrockmicro.com. Blackrock aims to provide Best of Class approved neurosciences tools to the research community to push the boundaries of human applications. We are a high-tech company that continuously innovates to empower researchers to better understand the brain. We also…

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Electrical Engineer III

Full-time Salary – DOE Based in Salt Lake City, Utah To apply, please fill out the form located here and select the relevant available position. Feel free to submit applications for any role that interests you. Descriptions of the roles can be found on the Blackrock careers page. Blackrock aims to provide Best of Class approved neurosciences…

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Electrical Engineer II

Full-time Salary – DOE Based in Salt Lake City, Utah To apply, please fill out the form located here and select the relevant available position. Feel free to submit applications for any role that interests you. Descriptions of the roles can be found on the Blackrock careers page. Blackrock aims to provide Best of Class approved neurosciences…

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Electrical Engineer I

Full-time Salary – DOE Based in Salt Lake City, Utah To apply, please fill out the form located here and select the relevant available position. Feel free to submit applications for any role that interests you. Descriptions of the roles can be found on the Blackrock careers page. Blackrock aims to provide Best of Class approved neurosciences…

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Quality Engineer

Full-time Based in Salt Lake City, Utah To apply, please fill out this form and select the relevant available position. Submit separate forms to apply for all roles that interest you. Blackrock aims to provide Best of Class approved neurosciences tools to the research community to push the boundaries of human applications. Blackrock already delivers some of…

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Regulatory Affairs Specialist

Full-time Based in Salt Lake City, Utah To apply, please fill out this form and select the relevant available position. Submit separate forms to apply for all roles that interest you. Blackrock aims to provide Best of Class approved neurosciences tools to the research community to push the boundaries of human applications. We are a high-tech company…

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Quality & Regulatory Affairs Manager

Full-time Based in Salt Lake City, Utah To apply, send your resume to jobs@blackrockmicro.com. Blackrock aims to provide Best of Class approved neurosciences tools to the research community to push the boundaries of human applications. We are a high-tech company that continuously innovates to empower researchers to better understand the brain. We also aim to be…

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Billionaire Peter Thiel Backs Fundraiser of Brain-Computer Firm

Billionaire Peter Thiel Backs Fundraiser of Brain-Computer Firm By Eyk Henning May 19, 2021 Billionaire investors Peter Thiel and Christian Angermayer have thrown their weight behind a technology startup that promises to help neurologically impaired patients regain lost skills with the aid of electrodes connecting the human brain with computers. The Utah-based company, Blackrock Neurotech,…

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Blackrock Neurotech Closes $10M Financing Round To Advance Development Of Its World-Leading Brain-Computer Interface (BCI) Technology

SALT LAKE CITY, May 19, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — Blackrock Neurotech, the world’s leading platform for brain-computer interface (BCI) technology and manufacturing, has closed a $10 million financing round, led by Christian Angermayer’s re.Mind Capital with participation from Peter Thiel, German entrepreneur Tim Sievers, and Sorenson Impact’s University Venture Fund II. Christian Angermayer and Jan Hardorp…

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Jet Lag Soon To Be Obsolete? Blackrock Microsystems Joins Team At Northwestern University To Develop “Living Pharmacy” Using Device To Control Circadian Clock

SALT LAKE CITY, May 13, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — Blackrock Microsystems, a privately held company that provides enabling tools for neuroscience, neural engineering and neuroprosthetics research worldwide partnered with a team of interdisciplinary researchers at Northwestern University, who signed a contract with the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) to develop a wireless, fully implantable device…

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Blackrock Microsystems Supports an Ambitious European Union Funded Partnership for Brain-Computer-Interface Connectivity

Blackrock Microsystems Supports an Ambitious European Union Funded Partnership for Brain-Computer-Interface Connectivity This collaboration merges Blackrock’s brain-computer interface technology to create the first battery-free, high-speed, and wireless in-body communication platform for brain-machine-body connectivity. SALT LAKE CITY, UT (March 18,2021) — Blackrock Microsystems, the world leading brain-computer interface (BCI) technology innovator and manufacturer, announces today the…

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Our Commitment to You During COVID-19

Our Commitment to You During COVID-19 As we all navigate through this unprecedented moment in history, Blackrock is still conducting business to support you: our customers and your time-critical projects. In addition, Blackrock is dedicating some of our engineering and manufacturing resources to COVID-related projects. As a leader in innovation technology, we have been invited…

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Breathing Relief for COVID-19 Treatment Thanks to the PufferFish Ventilator

Breathing Relief for COVID-19 Treatment Thanks to the PufferFish Ventilator This open-source ventilator will directly aid medical communities in treating patients invasively and non-invasively by providing efficient, attainable breathing relief SALT LAKE CITY, UT (September 2, 2020) — Pez-Globo, a worldwide collaborative effort comprised of Stanford University, Brown University, University of Utah, Bharat Forge, Blackrock…

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Research Moves Closer to Brain-Machine Interface Autonomy

Research Moves Closer to Brain-Machine Interface Autonomy By Laurie Fickman for the University of Houston  11 June 2019 Findings Could Help Seamlessly Integrate Prosthetics By examining the interactions between single-neuron activities and the information flowing to these neurons, biomedical engineering Professor Joe Francis found that a brain-computer interface, a form of artificial intelligence, can sense…

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Utah Innovation Empowers International Collaboration to Achieve Natural Hearing Restoration

Utah Innovation Empowers International Collaboration to Achieve Natural Hearing Restoration Utah Array Moves from Brain to Auditory Nerve, Making Hearing Restoration Possible SALT LAKE CITY, UTAH, March 19, 2019 – Blackrock Microsystems LLC (Blackrock), manufacturer of neural connectivity technologies, including the Utah Array and Utah Slant Array, announced today that they will be one of…

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Playing Piano With a Mind-Controlled Robotic Arm

Playing Piano With a Mind-Controlled Robotic Arm By Quartz 01 June 2018 Johnny Matheny plays piano with his mind-controlled robotic arm–the first to be taken home by a patient for testing. The first person to live with a mind-controlled robotic arm is teaching himself piano. Johnny Matheny has spent the last five months with an…

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Precisely-Timed Neural Stimulation Improves Memory

Precisely-Timed Neural Stimulation Improves Memory SALT LAKE CITY (February 6, 2018) — The University of Pennsylvania Computational Memory Lab recently reported in Nature Communications that targeted and precisely-timed stimulation to the lateral temporal cortex rescues periods of poor memory encoding, thereby improving memory by as much as 15%.

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Brain Implants Allow Paralysed Patients to Move Limbs

Brain Implants Allow Paralysed Patients to Move Limbs By Sarah Murray for the Financial Times  04 March 2018 Prosthetics controlled by human thought via computer show promise in clinical trials Bill Kochevar was able to reach with his paralysed arm and hand in a clinical trial last year © CASE WESTERN RESERVE UNIVERSITY The ability…

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How to Control a Machine Using Your Mind

How to Control a Machine Using Your Mind By Emma Woollacott Technology of Business reporter for BBC  2 February 2018 Imagine being able to make a machine do your bidding with your thoughts alone, no button pressing, typing, screen tapping or fumbling with remote controls, just brain power. Well, this sci-fi scenario could be closer to…

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Brain-Controlled Prosthetics Are Progressing Faster Than We Could Imagine

Brain-Controlled Prosthetics Are Progressing Faster Than We Could Imagine By Mario L. Major for Interesting Engineering  27 November 2017 Innovative approaches to brain-controlled prosthetics were on full display at the annual Neuroscience 2017 meeting. JHU Applied Physics Laboratory A number of studies presented at the Neuroscience 2017, the annual meeting organized by the Society for…

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Restoration of motor control and proprioceptive and cutaneous sensation in humans with prior upper-limb amputation via multiple Utah Slanted Electrode Arrays (USEAs) implanted in residual peripheral arm nerves

Restoration of motor control and proprioceptive and cutaneous sensation in humans with prior upper-limb amputation via multiple Utah Slanted Electrode Arrays (USEAs) implanted in residual peripheral arm nerves Suzanne Wendelken, David M. Page, Tyler Davis, Heather A. C. Wark, David T. Kluger, Christopher Duncan, David J. Warren, Douglas T. Hutchinson and Gregory A. Clark Journal…

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Penn’s Restoring Active Memory Project Adds Task and Patient Data to Publicly Available Human Brain Dataset

Penn’s Restoring Active Memory Project Adds Task and Patient Data to Publicly Available Human Brain Dataset By Michele W. Berger for PennNews  1 November 2017 Penn researchers Michael Kahana and Daniel Rizzuto, who run the Restoring Active Memory project, incorporated data from a new spatial-memory task called “Treasure Hunt” (above). In this video game-like environment,…

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Hacking the Neural Code Responsible for Movement

Hacking the Neural Code Responsible for Movement SALT LAKE CITY (August 17, 2017) – Researchers in Richard Andersen’s lab at Caltech have succeeded in identifying a small patch of neurons responsible for transmitting movements to most of the body. The findings could have a major impact on the future of paralyzed people or those suffering…

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Direct Brain Stimulation Modulates Encoding States and Memory Performance in Humans

Direct Brain Stimulation Modulates Encoding States and Memory Performance in Humans Youssef Ezzyat, James E. Kragel, John F. Burke, Deborah F. Levy, Anastasia Lyalenko, Paul Wanda, Logan O’Sullivan, Katherine B. Hurley, Stanislav Busygin, Isaac Pedisich, Michael R. Sperling, Gregory A. Worrell, Michal T. Kucewicz, Kathryn A. Davis, Timothy H. Lucas, Cory S. Inman, Bradley C.…

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Paralyzed man regains use of his right arm

Paralyzed man regains use of his right arm SALT LAKE CITY (March 30, 2017) – Bill Kochevar, paralyzed from the shoulders down after a cycling accident, has regained control of his right arm as a result of the work done by researchers at Case Western Reserve University. This groundbreaking research utilized Blackrock’s Utah Array as…

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Restoration of reaching and grasping movements through brain-controlled muscle stimulation in a person with tetraplegia: a proof-of-concept demonstration

Restoration of reaching and grasping movements through brain-controlled muscle stimulation in a person with tetraplegia: a proof-of-concept demonstration Dr A Bolu Ajiboye, PhD†, Francis R Willett, BS†, Daniel R Young, BS, William D Memberg, MS, Brian A Murphy, PhD, Jonathan P Miller, MD, Benjamin L Walter, MD, Jennifer A Sweet, MD, Harry A Hoyen, MD,…

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Blackrock Microsystems powers experimental system that enabled patients with paralysis to type fast and accurately in a clinical trial

Blackrock Microsystems powers experimental system that enabled patients with paralysis to type fast and accurately in a clinical trial SALT LAKE CITY (February 21, 2017) – A team led by two researchers from Stanford University recently reported a breakthrough powered by Blackrock Microsystems’ technology: The scientists implanted a brain-computer-interface (BCI) that enabled three patients with…

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Blackrock Microsystems’ wireless technology is being displayed at the London Science Museum

Blackrock Microsystems’ wireless technology is being displayed at the London Science Museum LONDON (February 7, 2017) – Blackrock Microsystems’ wireless technology is a crucial part of an exhibition in the London Science Museum, highlighting the work being done by Grégoire Courtine and his team at École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL) in Switzerland. The exhibition…

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Intracortical microstimulation of human somatosensory cortex

Intracortical microstimulation of human somatosensory cortex Sharlene N. Flesher, Jennifer L. Collinger, Stephen T. Foldes, Jeffrey M. Weiss, John E. Downey, Elizabeth C. Tyler-Kabara, Sliman J. Bensmaia, Andrew B. Schwartz, Michael L. Boninger, and Robert A. Gaunt* Science Translational Medicine  2016  Published Online © The Author(s). 2016 Published: 19 October 2016 A sense of touch…

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Obama fist-bumps Blackrock technology empowered patient

Obama fist-bumps Blackrock technology empowered patient October 14, 2016 SALT LAKE CITY (October 14, 2016)—Blackrock Microsystems’ technology has again been part of a groundbreaking medical achievement: Nathan Copeland had his sense of touch restored via a Utah Array-controlled robotic hand – and fist-bumped Obama with it. “It’s amazing. Pretty cool. I couldn’t be prouder of…

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Blackrock Technology Facilitates Medical Sensation

SALT LAKE CITY (April 14, 2016)—The technology of Blackrock Microsystems has been part of a medical sensation: 24-year-old Ian Burkhart, who is paralyzed from the shoulders down as a result of a diving accident when he was 19, managed to move his hand again. Ian had been implanted Blackrock’s Utah Array by researchers at Ohio State University in Columbus who are working on reanimation technologies. The actual hand movement was made possible by Battelle’s neural bypass technology.

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Blackrock Microsystems Showcases Wireless Brain-Interface at Society for Neuroscience Conference

SALT LAKE CITY (Nov. 13, 2015)—Today, Blackrock Microsystems LLC announced that it will feature the CerePlex W, a new digital, wireless brain-interface, at this week’s Society for Neuroscience Conference (SfN), the world’s largest gathering of brain researchers, in Washington, D.C. “We are committed to providing neuroscientists with the most cutting-edge tools to enable research previously thought impossible,” said Florian Solzbacher, Ph.D., president of Blackrock Microsystems. “SfN attendees can experience firsthand why Blackrock leads the electrophysiology research industry.”

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Single-trial dynamics of motor cortex and their applications to brain-machine interfaces

Single-trial dynamics of motor cortex and their applications to brain-machine interfaces Jonathan C. Kao, Paul Nuyujukian, Stephen I. Ryu, Mark M. Churchland, John P. Cunningham & Krishna V. Shenoy Nature Communications  2015  6:7759 © The Author(s). 2015 Published: 29 July 2015 Abstract Increasing evidence suggests that neural population responses have their own internal drive, or…

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How Your Brain Remembers Where You Parked The Car

How Your Brain Remembers Where You Parked The Car By Jon Hamilton for NPR  1 July 2015 David Williams/Illustration Works/Corbis If you run into an old friend at the train station, your brain will probably form a memory of the experience. And that memory will forever link the person you saw with the place where you…

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The Strength of Utah Tech

The Strength of Utah Tech By EDCUtah for UtahPolicy.com  30 June 2015 Utah is often noted for the strength of its high-tech sector and the “Silicon Slopes” that have produced phenomenally successful companies like Omniture (now Adobe), Instructure, Qualtrics, Ancestry.com, Vivint and many others. But the state’s high-tech sector also includes amazing companies like Blackrock…

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Brain-Reading Implant Controls Arm

Brain-Reading Implant Controls Arm By James Gallagher for BBC News 22 May 2015 A man has been able to control a robotic limb with a mind-reading chip implanted in his brain. It allowed Erik Sorto, from California, to sip a drink unaided for the first time in 10 years. The details, published in Science, reveal…

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Decoding motor imagery from the posterior parietal cortex of a tetraplegic human

Decoding motor imagery from the posterior parietal cortex of a tetraplegic human Tyson Aflalo, Spencer Kellis, Christian Klaes, Brian Lee, Ying Shi, Kelsie Pejsa, Kathleen Shanfield, Stephanie Hayes-Jackson, Mindy Aisen, Christi Heck, Charles Liu, Richard A. Andersen Science  2015  348:906-910 © The Author(s). 2015 Published: 22 May 2015 Brain imagination to control external devices Studies…

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Woman Controls a Fighter Jet Sim Using Only Her Mind

Woman Controls a Fighter Jet Sim Using Only Her Mind By Nick Stockton for Wired 5 March 2015 Jan Scheuermann uses a mind-controlled robot arm to eat a chocolate bar.(UPMC/University of Pittsburgh Schools of the Health Sciences) ALL JAN SHEUERMANN wanted to do was feed herself some chocolate. She ended up piloting the world’s most…

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Control Your Home With a Brain Implant

Control Your Home With a Brain Implant By John Cusack for Geek Reply 25 January 2015 The headline seems a bit arrogant and unreal, but researchers at Brown University have teamed up with Blackrock Microsystems and actually made a brain implant which can remotely control various devices in your home. The main idea behind their…

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A Brain-Computer Interface That Works Wirelessly

A Brain-Computer Interface That Works Wirelessly By Antonio Regalado for MIT Technology Review 14 January 2015 A wireless transmitter could give paralyzed people a practical way to control TVs, computers, or wheelchairs with their thoughts. A wireless brain interface uses the head-worn transmitter, shown. A few paralyzed patients could soon be using a wireless brain-computer…

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For Utah Tech Startup, Federal Funding Proved Risky

For Utah Tech Startup, Federal Funding Proved Risky By Kristen Moulton for The Salt Lake Tribune 10 January 2015 Blackrock Microsystems nearly went bankrupt when gridlock took hold in Washington. Trent Nelson | The Salt Lake Tribune Florian Solzbacher, President of Blackrock Microsystems, talks about the tiny electrodes Blackrock makes that researchers can implant in…

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Blackrock Microsystems Launches Wireless Brain Research System

SALT LAKE CITY (Dec. 18, 2014)—Neuroscience research has gone wireless. Today, Blackrock Microsystems LLC announced that it has struck an agreement with Brown University to license and commercialize a wireless neural activity monitoring system that will liberate neuroscientists from the cumbersome wires and cables that have burdened their research for decades. The journal Neuron just published a paper on a wireless neurosensor from the Neuroengineering Laboratory at Brown, which significantly outperforms all other wireless sensors currently on the market. Related to that paper, senior author Arto Nurmikko commented, “This device enables new types of neuroscience experiments with vast amounts of brain data wirelessly and continuously streamed from brain microcircuits.”

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Ten-dimensional anthropomorphic arm control in a human brain−machine interface: difficulties, solutions, and limitations

Ten-dimensional anthropomorphic arm control in a human brain−machine interface: difficulties, solutions, and limitations B Wodlinger, J E Downey, E C Tyler-Kabara, A B Schwartz, M L Boninger and J L Collinger Journal of Neural Engineering  2014  Vol. 12 © The Author(s). 2014 Published: 16 December 2014 Abstract Objective. In a previous study we demonstrated continuous…

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Wireless Neurosensor for Full-Spectrum Electrophysiology Recordings during Free Behavior

Wireless Neurosensor for Full-Spectrum Electrophysiology Recordings during Free Behavior Ming Yin, David A. Borton, Jacob Komar, Naubahar Agha, Yao Lu, Hao Li, Jean Laurens, Yiran Lang, Qin Li, Christopher Bull, Lawrence Larson, David Rosler, Erwan Bezard, Grégoire Courtine, Arto V. Nurmikko Neuron  2014  84:1170-1182 © The Author(s). 2014 Published: 04 December 2014 Highlights • Compact,…

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New European Headquarters to Propel Blackrock Microsystems’ Growth, Neuroscience Research

SALT LAKE CITY (Dec. 2, 2014)—This weekend, a handshake marked the opening of Blackrock Microsystems LLC’s new European headquarters in Hanover, Germany. But this was no ordinary handshake. Instead, Olaf Lies, the Lower Saxony minister of economics, labor, and transport, grasped an amputee’s bionic hand developed and manufactured by German prosthetics firm Ottobock. Blackrock’s revolutionary brain and peripheral neural interface technology enables intuitive control of such next-generation prosthetics.

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Blackrock Microsystems Initiates Two Industry Partnerships that Empower Neuroscience Research

SALT LAKE CITY (Nov. 5, 2014)—Blackrock Microsystems, the industry leader in neuroscience research equipment, today announced partnerships with two neuroscience research firms — Germany-based PhenoSys and Israel-based NAN Instruments – that will create a truly comprehensive set of tools for neuroscience researchers that facilitate faster and more cost-effective research. Blackrock Microsystems will incorporate specific technologies from PhenoSys and NAN Instruments to offer a fully integrated suite of electrophysiology research products.

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